The Eyes of the World

Product Number: EB00760985
Released: Mar 10, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781612198231
Publisher: Melville House
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Description

Loosely based on the dramatic events surrounding controversial American activist Lori Berenson, a powerful and stirring chronicle of youthful idealism gone horribly awry. It is 1998 and Leonora Gelb, a recent Stanford grad, has a world of opportunity open before her. But she is also an activist and a radical thinker, as mobilized as she is studious. Traveling to Peru to work for an NGO, she falls into the orbit of a Marxist guerilla group, turning the cushy world Gelb has known on its head. After a bloody government raid, Gelb is sentenced to life in a Peruvian prison, a story that breaks headlines back home even as American media outlets are at odds to explain how she has ended up there. Ten years later, the task of finding the truth falls to Andres-an American expat on a journalistic assignment to discover the real Leonora. Activist or terrorist? Cold-eyed conspirator or naive puppet? In this gripping story of guerrilla warfare and self-discovery, Altschul crafts a masterful tale of the dangerous consequences of American altruism.

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Author(s): Andrew Altschul
Original Publish Date: Mar 10, 2020

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